Sheida Mohamadi, poet, writer of fiction and journalist, was born in Tehran, Iran. She is the first Poet in Residence at the Jordan Center for Persian Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Sheida Mohamadi was a Poet in Residence at University of Maryland in 2010. She has been a member of Pen Center USA since 2010.
Sheida has also edited and written for the women’s page (Safheh-ye Zanan) at Iran newspaper in 2002-2003 and at Farhangestan-e Honar Monthly Review in 2003, both in Tehran, Iran. Her Poems have been translated into different languages, including English, French, Turkish, Kurdish and Swedish. She has lived in US since 2004 and continues to maintain her weblog, www.sheidamohamadi.com, which she launched in 2001.
Note: Sheida Mohamadi has been a member of Pen center USA since 2010. she has been an active member of the Iranian American community, media and blogsphere since 2004. The following list includes selected activities she has had in that community. Links have been given where available.
_ February 2016, Speaker at the Women’s Leadership Conference, Arthur panel: Be the Author of Your Own Story, in San Diego.
_ December 06, 2015, Poetry reciting Iranian Women Writing Transnationally, University of Southern California, California.
_ December 1st, 2015, Talk and Book Signing in Humanities Gateway at University of Irvine, California.
_ November 16, 2015, Research and Lecture about the Meaning of Homeland in Contemporary Persian Poetry at University of California, Irvine.
June 2015, Poem reading from Yavashhaye Ghermez (Crimson Whispers), Irvine University Park Library, Irvine, California.
May 2015, Poems reading from Yavashhaye Ghermez (Crimson whispers), Berkeley University, California
March 2015, Sydney International Women's Poetry & Art Festival, Sydney, Australia
March 2013 lecture about “The meaning of time in my poetry” and poems reading in Berkeley University of California.
March 2012 International Writers Project Art as Sin: The Middle East and Freedom of Expression, Lecture and Poetry Reading on Relation Between Politics and Literature, University of Brown.
April 2012 Poems Readings From "The Forbidden", in the 17th annual of Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 21 & 22, 2012. University of Southern California.
May 2010 Poetry Reading, International Society for Iranian Studies, ISIS. Santa Monica, California.
Some Works Translated into Other Languages:
2015 Before Infinity Ends , An Anthology of Iranian Women’s poetry, translated by Dr. Radek Hasalík, The Czech center of the International PEN Club in Prague , Czech.
2015 Dolunayda Kızıl Tef Çalan Kadınlar , Collection of Iranian women’s poetry, Translated by Dr. Hashem Khosroshahi, Ankara, Turkey.
2013 The Forbidden collection of poems from exile, Michigan State University Press.
2013 Cityscapes Volume 2, Collection poetry of 40 contemporary writers, edited by Jacob Steinberg, New York.
2012 The Forbidden Poems from Iran and its exiles, Edited by Sholeh Wolpe, Michigan State University Press.
2011 Qarrtsiluni online literary magazine, modern Iranian poets. http://qarrtsiluni.com/tag/
2010 Atlanta Review (collection of poetry from Iran- Spring/Summer) P.84. U.S.A.
2010 Stylus A Journal of Literature and Art. P.39-42. U.S.A.
2008 The Poetry of Iranian Women: A Contemporary Anthology, Reel Content Publishing, U.S.A.
October 2005, Poetry reading at University of California Irvine, Irvine, California.